By Kim Hart - 03/23/10 06:23 PM EDT
Nearly half of American voters say they'd be more likely to vote for their member of Congress if they supported investing in broadband improvements, according to the results of a Zogby International poll released today.
Zogby surveyed 4,143 likely voters earlier this month about a range of technology-oriented issues.
According to the results, 91 percent of the respondents believe that broadband access is somewhat or very important to their lives.
And 43 percent said a commitment to broadband investment in their regions would win their votes in upcoming congressional races. Still, 27 percent of those surveyed said it isn't a priority for their vote.
About 60 percent of voters said the federal government "should play an aggressive role through more direct funding and tax breaks" to help foster a faster Internet.
Meanwhile, 31 percent of the respondents said "the federal government should stay out of it and let the private sector drive the development."